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Random Music News for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ninety years ago today, the last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line. It was vehicle number 15,007,003. And now in music news for May 31…

  1. Here’s another reflection on the Manchester concert bombing from an industry source.
  2. Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and more will play something called the One Love Manchester charity concert.
  3. Eminem has helped raise $2 million USD for the victims of the Manchester bombing.
  4. Chris Cornell has 13 albums in the top 100 in Australia.
  5. Canadian musician plays a gig then runs a half-marathon the next morning. No biggie.
  6. Linkin Park’s One More Light album sold more CDs and digital albums than anything last week, racking up sales of 111,000 in the US.
  7. This could be the slowest, dullest, most relaxing radio broadcast in the world.
  8. Liam Gallagher sent a nice note to his brother for his birthday. Wait–what?
  9. Meanwhile, we have a release date for Noel’s next album.
  10. Computers as composers: It’s happening more and more.
  11. Glastonbury lineups and set times have been finalized.
  12. Do you suffer from “smartphone thumb?” If so, you’re hardly alone.
  13. The son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour is a bit…eccentric when it comes to his bird. You read that right.
  14. An anti-Theresa May song (that’s been “banned by the radio”) is one of the hottest songs in the UK now.
  15. The founder of Napster now wants to eliminate online piracy.
  16. Remembering how metal brought down a Panamanian strongman. (Via Tom)
  17. A KISS farewell event? With free admission? Maybe.
  18. Jagged Little Pill: The Musical.
  19. The Weeknd is doing okay. He just bought a $20 million home in California. That’s USD, too.
  20. Fun! Eating on the road with Alabama Shakes.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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